South Korean Parliament recog- nized Kurdish genocide
The Parliament of the Republic of South Korea officially recognized the massacre of Iraqi Kurds by Iraq’s Baathist Regime as genocide. A Kurdish member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives has called for official recognition of the resolution.
During a visit by Ashwaq Jaff, a member of the Iraqi Parliament from the Kurdistani Alliance Bloc, to the South Korean Embassy in Baghdad, she noted the South Korean Parliament’s decree concerning the official recognition of the genocide committed against the Iraqi Kurds by the Baathist regime.
MP Jaff collected 52 votes from among her fellow MPs to discuss the issue in parliament and to formally recognize the Korean decree.
During the 24th session of the parliament on 2 October, Jaff read the decree by the South Korean Parliament and asked the Speaker of the House “first to recognize this decree officially, and then to keep it as an official document in the parliamentary archive.”
“I will write a thank-you letter on behalf of the entire Kurdish nation, and especially of the families of the victims of the Baathist Regime’s massacres, and send it to the Parliament and people of South Korea,” said Jaff in an interview with a Kurdish media channel.
The South Korean Parliament officially recognized the mass graves in Iraq which Saddam Hussein’s regime used to bury Kurds during the Anfal process as an act of genocide against the Kurds and a crime against humanity.